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Life On The Open Road: Part II

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My trailer obsession continues: 1957 Shasta 14’ Restored Vintage Travel Trailer ( www.VintageTrailerCrazy.com) … [Read more...]

Life On The Open Road

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Have I told you about my trailer obsession? It started a few months ago when I was starting to plan a family trip for next summer. I think it would be fun to take the kids on a trip across the country to see the landmarks and sights. I heard about a local family that had taken a year off from school and work to explored the country. We don't have the option of taking an entire year off but I … [Read more...]

Nie Nie Day

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For those who haven't heard, a really cute blogging girl Stephanie Nielson (Nie Nie) and her husband were in a terrible plane accident. They are in critical condition and Stephanie has third degree burns covering about 80% of her body. Recovery will be long and very expensive. To help raise funds,Design Mom, (a really fun site) has declared today Nie Nie Day. Starting today all over the internet … [Read more...]

Pastrami Paninis, Parmesan Smashed Potatoes and Coco Loco Brownies

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My mom brought me a wonderful surpriseyesterday. She had taught a panini class and had an extra panini maker so she gave me hers! I was so excited that I immediately went out and bought some ingredients to try it out! I found a Smashed Potato recipe on 101cooks.com which I changed a little bit. It is very similar to the "Crashed Potato" recipe that is on the Pioneer Woman's blog, but has … [Read more...]

New Project: Pillow Covers

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I'm so excited. I ordered some Amy Butler fabric in anticipation of recovering my family room pillows. It came and I can't wait to get started. Remember that zebra rug that I put in my Favorite Things blog a couple of weeks ago? Well, my darling Jeff has ordered it for my birthday! So, I thought it would be fun to add a little color to the room with these different fabrics. I will keep you updated … [Read more...]

More School Pics

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Today was Nick (9th) and Hannah's (4th) first day of school. Yea!!! It's too early for a real smile. Hannah was much perkier an hour and a half later! Ella wants to get in on the picture-taking fun! In line, waiting for the teacher. Hannah is the shortest one in line (and she has 2 inch heels on!) With her best friend in front of the school mascot -- grrrr!!! … [Read more...]

Where Did The Time Go?

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A daughter is a miracle that never ceases to be miraculous...full of beauty and forever beautiful...loving and caring and truly amazing. -- Deanna Beisser Today was Hayley's first day of middle school? I can't believe it -- she is growing up so fast! She was nervous, but we went over to the school a couple of days ago and went over her schedule and opened her locker a few times so she would … [Read more...]

FaVoRiTe ThInG Wednesdays: Button Clips!

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Here's one of my favorite things: button clips! As a mom of three girls I think these clips are so cute and funny. I have ordered quite a few from etsy.com. The girl I ordered these from is: Nettiepete at www.etsy.com. http://www.etsy.com/shop.php?user_id=5122177 The cast of Peter Pan... Something Spooky for October! These are also from www.etsy.com, the shop is jackandjane. … [Read more...]

Catching Up

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A couple of nights ago we had a chance to visit with some dear relatives we hadn't seen for a while. We were invited to my aunt and uncle's beautiful mountain home. My cousins and their families were there and everyone had a wonderful time catching up! Thanks for a wonderful evening!!! Family faces are magic mirrors. Looking at people who belong to us, we see the past, present, and future. ~Gail … [Read more...]

The Next Day

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Here's the finished results after a night of sleeping in sponge curlers. Ella says that now she has "princess hair". So I guess it was well worth it! … [Read more...]